Panasonic FH10

 
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10 front
 
  • 16MP - 1/2.3" Sensor
  • 2.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Optical Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • 26-130mm (F2.8-6.9) lens
  • 103g - 94 x 54 x 18mm
  • Announced January 2013
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  • Alternatives
Portability
97
Imaging
41
Features
26
Overall
35

Panasonic FH10 summary

Panasonic FH10 is Panasonic's Small Sensor Compact digital camera initially revealed on January of 2013. The camera includes a 16MP, CCD 1/2.3" sized sensor and has a full resolution of 4608 x 3456.

The FH10 is rated #100 out of 261 in Small Sensor Compact cameras and over-all #898 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our collection. Please use our Advanced camera search to see camera ratings based on your personalized requirements.

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The following is a chart of specific factors used in the rating system.

Panasonic FH10 history

The Panasonic FH10 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can view the full range underneath.

ModelVisualizeLensResolutionSensor SizeReleased
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH10 front thumbnailPanasonic FH1026-130mm
F2.8-6.9
16MP1/2.3"2013
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-F5 front thumbnailPanasonic F5
FH10 vs F5
28-140mm
F3.2-6.5
14MP1/2.3"2013
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH8 front thumbnailPanasonic FH8
FH10 vs FH8
24-120mm
F2.5-6.4
16MP1/2.3"2012
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH6 front thumbnailPanasonic FH6
FH10 vs FH6
24-120mm
F2.5-6.4
14MP1/2.3"2012
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH7 front thumbnailPanasonic FH7
FH10 vs FH7
28-112mm
F3.1-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX90 front thumbnailPanasonic FX90
FH10 vs FX90
24-120mm
F2.5-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX78 front thumbnailPanasonic FX78
FH10 vs FX78
24-120mm
F2.5-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH2 front thumbnailPanasonic FH2
FH10 vs FH2
28-112mm
F3.1-6.5
14MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH25 front thumbnailPanasonic FH25
FH10 vs FH25
28-224mm
F3.3-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH5 front thumbnailPanasonic FH5
FH10 vs FH5
28-112mm
F3.1-6.5
16MP1/2.3"2011
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH27 front thumbnailPanasonic FH27
FH10 vs FH27
28-224mm
F3.3-5.9
16MP1/2.3"2011
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX700 front thumbnailPanasonic FX700
FH10 vs FX700
24-120mm
F2.2-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX75 front thumbnailPanasonic FX75
FH10 vs FX75
24-120mm
F2.2-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH1 front thumbnailPanasonic FH1
FH10 vs FH1
28-140mm
F2.8-6.9
12MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH22 front thumbnailPanasonic FH22
FH10 vs FH22
28-224mm
F3.3-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH3 front thumbnailPanasonic FH3
FH10 vs FH3
28-140mm
F2.8-6.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FH20 front thumbnailPanasonic FH20
FH10 vs FH20
28-224mm
F3.3-5.9
14MP1/2.3"2010
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FS25 front thumbnailPanasonic FS25
FH10 vs FS25
29-145mm
F3.3-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX580 front thumbnailPanasonic FX580
FH10 vs FX580
25-125mm
F2.8-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
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Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FX48 front thumbnailPanasonic FX48
FH10 vs FX48
25-125mm
F2.8-5.9
12MP1/2.3"2009
Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ28 front thumbnailPanasonic FZ28
FH10 vs FZ28
27-486mm
F2.8-4.4
10MP1/2.3"2009

Panasonic FH10 Pros and Cons

Below is a list of benefits and drawbacks of the Panasonic FH10 based on criterias which are normally regarded as necessary in a digital camera.

above average minimum ISO (100)
built-in flash
built in image stabilization (Optical)
built in lens has zoom (26-130mm 5.0 x zoom)
lighter than competition (103g)
megapixel count decent (16 megapixels)
really wide (26mm)
supports tracking autofocus
doesn't have external mic socket
doesn't have HDMI socket
doesn't have headphone socket
doesn't have Time Lapse mode
does not offer selfie friendly screen
external flash not possible
fixed lens (fixed lens mount)
lack of aperture priority mode
manual focus not available
no manual exposure
no moving screen
no phase detect auto focus
no RAW format
no shutter priority mode
pixelated screen (230 thousand dots)
screen is small (2.7")
slow at full zoom (f6.9)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
very slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
video quality not great (1280 x 720 pxls)
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Panasonic FH10 Sensor specifications

The spec of the sensor in the Panasonic FH10 is 6.08mm x 4.56mm (1/2.3"). The 28 mm² sensor has the capability to capture 4608 x 3456 pixels . The camera boasts Image Stabilization (Optical). In body stabilization is preferable than digital stabilization as the latter may produce cropping.

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The CCD sensor boasts 16 megapixels and features a standard ISO range of 100 - 6400. Sadly, RAW files are not supported therefore the user has less room to maneuver in post.

The image underneath shows the FH10's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The FH10 sensor comes with a crop factor of 5.9 and is shown in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Panasonic FH10 dimensions

Panasonic FH10 weighs 0.23 pounds (103 grams / 3.63 ounces) and features outer dimensions of 94mm x 54mm x 18mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7"). The weight of average Small Sensor Compact camera is 174 grams so the Panasonic FH10 is less heavy in comparison with various rivals.

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Down below is a image of the Panasonic FH10 with a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10 dimensions scale

The top view under will provide the button design on the FH10.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10 topview buttons dials

Panasonic FH10 Lens specifications

The FH10 has a built in lens and it has a focal range of 26-130mm giving it a 5.0 x zoom which might not be significant but it will probably be handy in a few circumstances.

At the widest 26mm, the lens will have an aperture of f2.8 which is really slow and not good in low light conditions and you will likely find it difficult to capture a shallow depth of field. You might also need to raise the ISO which causes noisy photos. For the tele end, 130mm comes with f6.9 which is fairly slow and you will need to use slower shutter speeds.

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Panasonic FH10 Connectivity

The FH10 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes

Digital cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can transfer files and at times adjust settings with no need to connect directly to the camera.

Many applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter whenever you are not near the camera. If the camera has a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external screen. Most cameras enable you to recharge the battery pack with the USB port.

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Panasonic FH10 Video specifications

The highest possible video quality in the Panasonic FH10 is 1280 x 720 and it can shoot in Motion JPEG file format. 720p is low by today's requirements. You should really strive for a minimum 1080p quality for decent video. The camera does not offer a mic and headphone port which means that you have little control over your audio. It is perhaps a better idea to look at another model in case you need decent audio in your videos.

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Panasonic FH10 Weather Sealing

There is no environment sealing for the Panasonic FH10 so you need to be careful in wet or dusty conditions.

Panasonic FH10 Screen and Viewfinder

The Panasonic FH10 includes a 2.7 inch fixed screen supporting a resolution of 230 thousand dots.

Please note that the screen offers no touch support.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10 screen and viewfinder Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business

The ViewFinder specifications regarding Panasonic FH10 are below:

  • ViewFinder None

Viewfinders can be rather helpful during sunny outdoor conditions which might make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.

Panasonic FH10 Shutter specifications

Panasonic FH10 has the capability to shoot continuously at 1.0 fps. The maximum shutter speed is 1/1600 seconds.

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Panasonic FH10 Flash and Hot shoe specifications

Panasonic FH10 boasts only inbuilt flash lacking external flash support.

Panasonic FH10 Autofocusing specifications

Panasonic FH10 boasts just Contrast Detect Auto Focus and does not have Phase Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot snappier & accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect focusing.

It also comes with Tracking Auto Focus for moving things. Panasonic FH10 lacks manual focus. Manual focus is useful during low light scenarios or you need more precise control on focusing.

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Panasonic FH10 Battery life

The battery life for the Panasonic FH10 is built to last for 260 photos as per the CIPA benchmarks making it similar to its competitors. The average Small Sensor Compact camera battery life is 241. Fujifilm X30 has got the best (470) battery life within this type of cameras.

Underneath is a listing of Small Sensor Compact cameras that come with the best battery life:

Panasonic FH10 for varying kinds of photography

The following illustration presents a outline of the Panasonic FH10 for varying kinds of photography. To look at more, visit the specific paragraph underneath.

Panasonic FH10 as a Portrait photography camera

The Panasonic FH10 has a score of 31 which is terrible, meaning that it is not good for portrait photos. Shooting portraits leans heavily to sensor size, support for RAW photos plus the flexibility to use off-camera lighting.

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good megapixels (16MP)
lack of manual focus
no manual control
can't use external flash
tiny sensor size (1/2.3")
has no RAW format

Street photography with Panasonic FH10

Getting a nice points total of 64, the Panasonic FH10 is a respectable choice for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.

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has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (103 grams)
no articulating screen
small sensor (1/2.3")
lacks RAW files

Panasonic FH10 Sports photography factors

A terrible sports photography rating of 41 indicates the Panasonic FH10 is not good for shooting sports. A camera really should have very good focusing plus shutter speeds for sports photography.

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built in image stabilization (Optical)
MP count good (16 megapixels)
supports tracking focus
slow continuous shooting (1.0 fps)
no shutter priority mode
small sensor (1/2.3")
has no phase detect AF

Travel photography with Panasonic FH10

Weight is really important when getting a travel camera. Over-all, the Panasonic FH10 gets a very good 69 as a travelling camera which is a fine option to take with you on your trips.

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lighter than average in class (103g)
megapixel count good (16MP)
built-in flash
quite wide (26mm)
no Timelapse recording
doesn't feature selfie friendly display
somewhat slow max aperture (f2.8)

Landscape photography with Panasonic FH10

If you're planning to pick a camera for landscape photography, the biggest aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Panasonic FH10 with it's terrible grade of 39 as a landscape camera is not good in the current market.

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quite wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
good megapixels (16MP)
no manual focus
cannot swap lens (fixed lens mount)
sluggish max aperture (f2.8)
screen is small (2.7 inch)
lack of manual mode
tiny sensor (1/2.3")
doesn't have RAW format
no Timelapse function

Panasonic FH10 Vlogging highlights

A camera for vlogging ought to offer a articulating display, mic input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Panasonic FH10 is not good as a vlog camera as it gets a terrible score of 32.

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relatively wide (26mm)
has image stabilization (Optical)
lighter than average in class (103g)
slow max aperture (f2.8)
display isn't selfie friendly
low video resolution (1280 x 720 pxls)
doesn't have external microphone socket

Panasonic FH10 Alternatives

If you are interested in replacements to the FH10, below is a collection of the highest scored cameras which fall in to the class of Small Sensor Compact.

The chart here offers you a summary of the FH10 versus it's highest scored competitors suggested above.

These are various other cameras you might take into account as alternative options. To look at a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Panasonic
Model
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH10
Category
Small Sensor Compact
Announced
2013-01-07
Physical type
Compact
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CCD
Sensor size
1/2.3"
Sensor dimensions
6.08 x 4.56mm
Sensor area
27.7mm²
Sensor resolution
16MP
Anti aliasing filter
Max resolution
4608 x 3456
RAW images
Max native ISO
6400
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Cross focus points
0
Lens
Lens mount
fixed lens
Lens focal range
26-130mm (5.0x)
Max aperture
f/2.8-6.9
Macro focus distance
5cm
Crop factor
5.9
Screen
Screen type
Fixed Type
Screen sizing
2.7"
Resolution of screen
230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch function
Screen technology
TFT LCD
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder
None
DXO scores
DXO Overall score
not tested
DXO Color Depth score
not tested
DXO Dynamic range score
not tested
DXO Low light score
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
60 secs
Fastest shutter speed
1/1600 secs
Continuous shutter rate
1.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Change white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range
4.40 m
Flash options
Auto, On, Off, Red-eye, Slow Syncro
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions
1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution
1280x720
Video file format
Motion JPEG
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless
None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS
None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight
103 gr (0.23 lbs)
Dimensions
94 x 54 x 18mm (3.7" x 2.1" x 0.7")
Other
Battery life
260 photographs
Form of battery
Battery Pack
Self timer
Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type
SD/SDHC/SDXC, Internal
Card slots
1
Cost at release
$110